A dose of a UAEian

I'm short, love reading and I'm very curious...quiet & talkative when I'm around people I'm used to. Love massages, relaxation, spas, name it! This blog is mainly to note down anything that is significant to me

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Waka waka...This is Africa!

I had an AWESOME holiday! I Thoroughly enjoyed myself. I went for my friend's wedding in Tanga, Tanzania and it was beautiful. The weather's beautiful, the people are so friendly, the food is soooo tasty... it was pure bliss! The music, the dancing, the FUN! The fun... oh I had so much fun!

Life is quite laid back over there, and time doesn't seem to move as fast... I can't speak enough about the weather though... a huge change from the heat over here.

The wedding was amazing...I have to tell you about the "baykoko". This is an african beat where women dance to it by moving their hips in a slow sensual way... and they get all hyper and lie on the floor dancing to it! It's something I've never seen before but trust me. All those who saw it there for the first time with me, will never forget it for sure! Baykoko has certainly inspired people in funny ways after that!

My trip was lovely all in all.. made new friends, shared experiences, and realized once again, 'what a small world'. There's always a connection somewhere. I could be talking to someone over the phone in a totally different country, not knowing I'd meet this person one day, and under what circumstances. It doesn't seize to amaze me. I believe everything does happen for a reason. Each person that we encounter in our day to day life has a purpose, a reason why they said what they said, or why we met them in the first place. It's just that we don't know the reason yet. We'll only be able to connect the dots later in life, and sometimes we would never see how the dots can even be connected, it's just hidden wisdom. And we have to accept that... It's the beauty of life isn't it?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hot hot HOT!

This summer is killing me...

The heat is unbelievable. I've been having headaches, and unexplainable body aches. Oh and insomnia. For a while I just couldn't sleep. I really don't get it. Stress levels are high I must admit. Everyone's on leave or sick! At the office I was fortunate enough for one colleague to go on leave and the other to get chicken pox just the next day! Great timings. I have to do the work of three.

Guests. Come weekend and Hello guests! Especially since it's summer time many of my younger cousins come over to spend time with us, add on random guests who drop by, add on guests who've come for a holiday, add on our normal friday gathering and add on transit visitors. You can imagine the rest. It was a fiasco.

The best part is: The leave days my colleague took are perfect. For him. I'll be wasting my leave days to adjust to his! I'm a tad bit annoyed... but the actual positive thing about all this, or this whole post is that I'm going on holiday.

Yes. I. Am.